The Requirements

The successful candidate will need to be an experienced and well-rounded Planning Director who can provide senior day to day client management and help drive the client strategies in tandem with the Business Director. They will also need to support and empower the team, helping motivate and manage their progression paths.

Experience & Skills:

  • Experience working across both Brand & DR clients
  • Experience working with clients in the FMCG sector
  • Strong knowledge of the AV marketplace and experience working with large budgets, and multiple P&Ls
  • Evidence of a creative and strategic media mindset
  • Thorough knowledge of media best practice
  • A passion for media effectiveness and the creation of ideas
  • A positive approach and ability to galvanise, even in challenging situations
  • A confident presenter with the ability to tell a compelling story
  • Able to build strong relationships and flex communication style
  • Personable, passionate, and professional
  • Demonstration of strong leadership skills
  • Analytical and numerical ability
  • Organised and meticulous levels of attention to detail
  • Ability to think around problems and get to inventive solutions
  • Seizes opportunities and is adept at responding to change

In Detail

The Goodstuff Planning Director blends excellence in planning with strong client management and leadership to deliver great work, a happy team and delighted clients. They are responsible for leading client briefs through Goodprocess, managing their team, the expertise and resources around them to deliver inventive and effective solutions. They have a thorough knowledge of planning best practice and provide strong and evidence-led direction for their clients on specific briefs and long-term strategic challenges.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Lead on strategic responses to briefs, championing and controlling Goodprocess
  • Write informed and inspiring investment briefs centred around insight driven big ideas
  • Play an active role and express your point of view in Planning Department gatherings
  • Create learning and development opportunities and coach direct reports
  • Engage with industry developments and relevant media owners, identifying new opportunities for clients
  • Confidentially instigate and invite challenge
  • Influence clients through strong relationships and compelling communications
  • Demonstrate deep understanding of your clients’ business and brand
  • Drive Goodstuff’s gold-standard client servicing principles
  • Direct effective client meetings, setting the agenda, tone, and desired outcome
  • Direct day to day agenda, controlling workflow and deliverables
  • Book client fees on the system promptly and accurately
  • Create clarity around team roles and responsibilities, skilfully delegating to ensuring the team are performing the right tasks
  • Responsible for the overall quality and delivery of work of direct reports
  • Create strong relationships with direct reports, providing regular FFF and effective Thrives and 1:1s
  • Oversee frictionless financial by instilling best practice across the team
  • Support direct reports in efficient management of invoicing processes and quick issue resolution
  • Get client fees booked on the system promptly and accurately
  • Contribute to accurate and timely forecasting
  • Ensure accurate and consistent weekly completion of timesheets and those of direct reports
  • Encourage a culture of integration across departments
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